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Journal of a Tour in Iceland in the Summer of 1809


Date: 1811




This work contains an account of William Jackson Hooker's long expedition across Iceland in the summer of 1809. Paying particular attention to the political structures and religious institutions in the nation, the author includes intricate tables of how tax dollars were spent, how hospitals and schools were run and more in his lengthy introduction.

As an academic botanist by trade, Hooker's journal entries of the text are largely spent on describing the beautiful and exotic flora of the country.

Includes color images of traditional Icelandic dress and natural landmarks as well as botanical information ("Appendix E. Icelandic plants": pages [459]-496)

First edition, 2nd issue, with additional dedication to Joseph Banks, dated 10 August 1811--Stafleu & Cowan, vol. 2, page 285. Second edition was published in 1813.

[4], lxii, 496, [8] pages, [4] leaves of plates (2 folded) : 23 cm

Publication Information

Publisher: Yarmouth : Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, and W. Miller : by J. Keymer, Yarmouth



Pages: 596


ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-05-17

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